The region’s biggest and brightest Japanese pop culture event is here! C3 AFA Singapore 2017 will be held at the Suntec Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre on the 24th to the 27th of November 2017! C3 AFA SG featured exciting sales and exhibitions, a start-studded guest line-up, and an electrifying I Love Anisong concert! And, for the first time ever, ClariS will be performing overseas at C3 AFA Singapore 2017 I Love Anisong concert!
The unit name ClariS refers to a Latin word meaning “bright”, “clean”, and “glorious”. ClariS was first featured in 2010 when the duo consisted of Clara and then-member Alice, in an issue of anime music magazine LisAni! in a special coverage and on its attached CD.
The coverage caught the eye of the producer of TV anime Oreimo (Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai), who went on to handpick the rookie to take on its opening theme. On October 20, 2010, they changed their unit name to ClariS and made their major debut with single “irony”, the opening theme of the anime. The song debuted at #7 on the Oricon chart.
After their meteoric debut, they continue to release singles, with several tie-ins to TV anime such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Nisemonogatari, Moyashimon Returns Oreimo (Season 2), each contributing to build a solid fan base mainly among anime fans. Their much-anticipated first album BIRTHDAY, became a smash hit selling over 100,000 copies, debuting at #2 on the Oricon chart, and still enjoying long-term sales success. The duo’s sophomore album SECOND STORY, which also scored a smash hit.
On 5th January 2014, ClariS performed their first special event entitled “2014 New Year’s Festival: Hajimari no Yokan…” at Zepp Tokyo. This was the first time when Alice and Clara, who had never shown their faces or real-life images, appeared in the form of silhouettes at the end of the event, and catapulted into the talk of the town.
The following two singles, namely the 9th “CLICK” and the 10th “STEP” were used as the first and second opening themes of TV anime series Nisekoi, respectively. These three singles were included in the duo’s 3rd album PARTY TIME, which was released on June 4, 2014 and debuted at #3 on the Oricon chart. Alice’s departure was announced along with the release.
On November 8, 2014, it was announced in Vol. 19 of LisAni! magazine that ClariS would make a new step forward with new member Karen. The renewed ClariS released their first single “border” on 7th January 2015. The song had been used as the closing theme of TV anime Tsukimonogatari aired on 31st December 2014. In April 2016, ClariS released their first concept mini album SPRING TRACKS – Haru no Uta – themed on the season. In support of the mini album, the girls embarked on their first Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka circuit to a huge success.
On January 25, 2017, ClariS released their first album with Karen entitled Fairy Castle was released and scored a hit. The following month they performed their first Budokan show and made it a huge success. Furthermore, their latest single “Hitorigoto” (opening theme of TV anime series Eromanga Sensei), release on April 26, achieved the top 10 position on Oricon’s weekly chart.
On July 12, ClariS’ released their first visual product entitled ClariS 1st Budokan Concert ~Futatsu no Kamen to Ushinawareta Taiyo~. ClariS’ upcoming release is their 18th single entitled “SHIORI”, scheduled to hit stores on September 13. On September 16, they will perform a concert entitled “ClariS 2nd HALL CONCERT in Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall ~Sayonara no Saki e… Hajimari no Melody”. ClariS’ string of success is unstoppable!
● Event Information
C3 AFA SINGAPORE 2017
24 – 27 November 2017
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre